Canadian Women Entrepreneurs: Towards a Diverse, Inclusive and Innovative Ecosystem

Created in collaboration with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, this special edition of Canadian Diversity entitled, “Canadian Women Entrepreneurs: Towards a Diverse, Inclusive and Innovative Ecosystem”, arises in connection with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference (now postponed until March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The issue outlines the structural challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in different fields and from diverse communities; exposes the need for further research into disaggregated data; and explores innovative approaches to correcting existing inequities in the system for the benefit of the economy as a whole.

In their introduction, Wendy Cukier, Suzanne Gagnon & Tania Saba, point to the ways in which the current social and economic framework limits the full potential of women entrepreneurs. They call for a systemic approach based on understanding the distinct needs and challenges of women so as to determine the interventions required to allow women full inclusion in an ecosystem that fosters innovation and success.

The issue is divided into three sections:

  • The Reality of Women in Business;
  • An Evolving Ecosystem; and
  • The Path to Inclusion

How to cite

Taylor, M. (Ed.). (2020). Canadian women entrepreneurs: Towards a diverse, inclusive and innovative ecosystem [Special issue]. Canadian Diversity, 17(4). 

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